- President of the American Immigration Law Foundation
- Former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Open Borders advocate
- “We need a system where they immigrants could go back and forth as jobs open up.”
Steven Ladik is the president of the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF), a not-for-profit educational institution that defines its dual mission as “increasing public understanding of immigration law and policy and the value of immigration to American society,” and “advancing fundamental fairness and due process under the law for immigrants.” AILF – along with such organizations as the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild, and the Center for Constitutional Rights – supports the open borders movement that advocates expanded rights and amnesty for illegal aliens residing the U.S., and the dissolution of all future restrictions on immigration.
Ladik has also served as president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which similarly supports expanded rights for illegal immigrants and the dissolution of American borders. The AILA has approximately 2,000 members, but is dominated by the roughly100 members who also belong to the pro-Communist National Lawyers Guild (NLG). The NLG, which originated as a Soviet front group, is today one of the chief organizations championing the “rights” of illegal immigrants. The pro-immigration positions of Marxist groups like the NLG serve to demonstrate their own intentions of defeating Capitalism, and breaking the economic back of the United States.
Favoring a loosening of immigration restrictions, Ladik says, “We need a system where they [immigrants] could go back and forth as jobs open up.” In his 2001 testimony before the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, Ladik stressed the importance of “put[ting] out the welcome mat for people seeking to reunify with their families, foreign professionals and others who fill the needs of our economy, and asylees and refugees seeking safe haven.”
Under Ladik’s leadership, the AILF recommends “[d]eveloping a comprehensive legalization program to allow undocumented immigrants in the United States to obtain legal status.” According to Ladik and the AILF, immigration restrictions and anti-terrorism measures are little more than bigoted, discriminatory, xenophobic assaults on the civil liberties of would-be immigrants. As the AILF states in one press release, “[T]he Bush Administration launched the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System…[which had]…serious impacts on the targeted communities…[T]he lingering effects of the program continue to resonate within Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities. The perception that they have been singled out because of their religion or national origin has led many hard-working, law-abiding new Americans to question their future in this country.”